Manicomio - Chelsea

4.5
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568 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
Manicomio Restaurant has been serving elegant, delicious Italian fare, specialized in fresh produce and homemade pastas, with an emphasis on seasonality since 2003. Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner offering both set and a la carte options. Fabulous 80 seat terrace away from the road for al fresco dining and people watching.

Restaurant features:
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wi-Fi

Food:
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian & Vegan Friendly

Special Offers

2/3 courses £25.50/£29.50

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 18 June 2019

Ends: 18 December 2019

Availability: Sun 18:00-19:00
Mon-Fri 12:00-15:00 18:00-19:00
Sat 18:00-19:00

1,000-Point Tables

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Daily 6:00PM - 7:00PM 8:45PM - 10:00PM

What 568 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.4
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AB
London
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just introduced a friend to the restaurant and she loved it. Perfect place to meet for lunch/dinner..very good food and lovely room. A favourite!!

H
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is one of the best, if not the best, restaurant in the Sloane Square area – you can tell immediately that the ingredients used are top-notch. The service matches the quality of the food

All in all, a class act in a class area

OT
Essex
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely birthday lunch

H
Oxford
12 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Great location
Really good daily set lunch menu
Staff lacking any charm but otherwise very good

RB
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

The waitress who served us covered me in water not once but twice- she evidently hadn't managed to execute serving wine and water by holding the bottom of the bottle. The Vitello Tonato was huge for a starter and my guest commented that it was awkward to eat and just far too much- it didn't look particularly appetising. The whole experience was just OK- not special or remarkable in anyway and the staff need to smile more and be a little less hurried in their manner.

AB
London
25 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always a delicious lunch and very attentive service

SS
Kent
6 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

I loved the starter ( Galician Octopus) less impressed with the main course Hake.
My husband loved the main course ( ravioli) less happy with starter (Tuna).
We both loved the deserts we had and the coffee.
Wine was also fab.

m
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I had a leisurely lunch with my sister. The service was excellent lots of attention when needed but a good pace between courses. Delicious food for all 3 courses but the ravioli were exceptional. Not my first visit and it’s been consistently good over several years.

GK
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

Appalling service. Had to order a drink 4 times before it arrived just before I had finished my meal. Very standoffish staff with no apology whatsoever

OT
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing place & service. Delicious meals.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We sat outside, great setting and food too.

OT
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Last dinner in London! Was the best way to say goodbye !

G
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Lunch with my family, really lovely x

L
London
19 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 1Ambience 5

Lovely place for a quiet lunch or meeting. The antipasti platter was wonderful

S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

Too expensive for what it offers. Hosts were unkind

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Dry tasteless pasta. Average service

FR
London
24 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love Manicomio food wine and service all excellent specials too
Love the cafe too

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food

MS
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

First time at this restaurant! As we knew the weather forecast was for sunshine we were able to book an outside table which was perfect! We went for A la Carte only because I thought the set menu choice was rather limited? This is not a cheap restaurant but the standard was very good! Food was excellent- waiters could have been a bit more cheerful ?

MS
London
12 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

As good as ever. I had a fabulous rib-eye, cooked to perfection!
I like it here because it’s not noisy in the restaurant area.

JM
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was incredible and the service was excellent! I would highly recommend this restaurant.

FR
London
25 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great to be back and the specials were memorable-truffled tagliolini

p
London
8 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Overall good food (though the vegan stuff was a bit boring-though of course vegan stuff usually is) plus excellent service in a great location with a welcoming friendly vibe.

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 5

Service is terrible . Food is average . Food was cold by the time waiters brought in to the table . Squid was over cooked .

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food

JH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We really enjoyed the delicious set lunch - lovely choices, well cooked, presented and served in the very attractive outdoor area.

MN
London
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great people and amazing location. The outside seating is a must-do in the warm season!

S
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Every time we eat at Manicomio it gets better and better. The food is of the highest quality, simply and stylishly presented in a no nonsense way. The outside eating area has to be one of the best al fresco spaces in London and the inside looks fresh and modern after its upgrade. The service is excellent and attentive without being overpowering. I recommend it highly for an informal supper out or meal for many for an occasion. The prosecco is delicious too!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic service
Disappointed that my set menu didn’t have the prawn starter so I had to settle for the (cheaper) melon.
Other than that a great restaurant.

MS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The restrooms are a disgrace

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious and delightful

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Had the set menu. We initially thought the price was OK, but upon receiving the food we were really disappointed. The quality was good, but the portions were truly tiny.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing experience! Staff were amazing! Incredible food! Best pasta I have had in forever. We will be back.

Made a birthday message on the desert without even needing to ask. Was wonderful!

Also best tiramisu in London

#instWorthy

s
London
336 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

First seating time for eating inside the restaurant on this Saturday was 6.00pm. As we were the first eating inside (the large terrace outside was quite busy) the restaurant was empty so the service unsurprisingly was good but the ambiance was a little subdued. We both started with the octopus salad which was very palatable followed by a rabbit and lobster linguine. The rabbit pasta dish was very good however the lobster dish was a little disappointing, no real depth of flavour although it had quite a generous serving of lobster.

CS
London
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

We were told 3 times that we had to leave by 2pm and yet the food was slow coming out. We were not lingering. Such backward customer service. We only had main, dessert and coffees. Sadly not up to scratch. Food delicious as always.

s
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 2

I’ve eaten here for lunch and dinner recently - both times it was a warm day and so sat outside. It’s a lovely space and a rare treat to be able to sit outside when not on a main road. However, I find the set up a bit odd - 90% of the very large outside space is for smokers, with a small area for non-smokers behind a glass wall. We were crammed up against the wall by the till because we had specifically asked for non smoking. It should be more balanced so everyone can enjoy the space - the best tables are definitely in the smoking area.

The food was very good both times, but the service is patchy - some charming and attentive staff and some much less so. I have allergies and the kitchen were excellent at dealing with this - no trouble at all - but one waitress who served the food was so dismissive, that we had to call someone else over to check with the kitchen. The kitchen had created the food beautifully free of gluten, but it was a bit of a drama to get the reassurance we needed.

If it wasn’t for the penned in non-smoking area and the patchy service, this would have got full marks for food.

FF
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Worst combination of over priced with secret cover charges etc and then the worst service - we saw two other table staff openly fight with waiters, we had to ask for everything from menus to wine - and even after asking for our wine it took two more requests to get it. The food was mediocre and was not worth the inflated prices. For example a cup of fresh peppermint tea was £4 - for some hot water and mint! You’re paying for the cafe culture and the sunshine - have a drink but go elsewhere for food

JM
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Friendly and helpful service. Excellent food and a good selection of wine.
Thank you.

p
London
6 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Service was amazing by some servers and really below par from others - being told we must leave our table by 8.15 even though we had booked but in contrast to another server really taking note of everything we needed. Went for the set menu where the servings were generous and food was good, not amazing

CM
London
10 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Good food, great outside table. Service a little hit and miss as they seemed very busy, albeit individual staff members were great.

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